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Sennheiser HD 438

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 reviews of Sennheiser HD 438. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The bass quality and comfort are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the durability. Many are negative about the reliability and portability.

sound, comfort, bass quality, price, design

portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser HD 438 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser HD 438

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 438 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the price and design. The bass quality and comfort also get good comments, but there are some mixed comments about the mids quality. Some have doubts about the portability and durability.

sound, comfort, bass quality, design, price

durability, portability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD 438 High Quality Closed Back Stereo HeadphonesSennheiser HD 438 High Quality Closed Back Stereo Headphones

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser HD 438

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Sennheiser HD 438 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and bass quality. The comfort and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the size. There are some less positive comments about the noise isolation and reliability.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, durability

reliability, noise isolation

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser HD438 Closed Circumaural Hi-Fi Headphone with Enhanced Bass (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sennheiser HD438 Closed Circumaural Hi-Fi Headphone with Enhanced Bass

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sennheiser HD 438 headphones

 

These cheap Sennheiser headphones may be gaudy, but they're sturdy and sound decent

Reasonable build quality, good mid-bass extension

Gaudy ear-cup finish, slightly awkward design

Sennheiser's HD 438 is a pair of sturdily built PC gaming headphones with good bass extension — useful for action gaming and some types of music. If you can get past the awkward headband and ugly ear-cups, these headphones are a good buy.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Alexandra Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Sennheiser HD 438

 

The HD 438 just falls shy of a fully immersive audio experience, but these mid-range headphones are very comfortable for the home listener.

Incredibly comfortable ; Good treble and vocal response ; Different cable lengths included

No volume control on headphone lead ; Bass isn't as heavy or deep as stated on the box

The HD 438 comes with a two-year warranty and offer a pretty good listening experience for AU$149.95 as long as you don't expect heavy bass response.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Architect (cnet.com.au)

Sennheiser HD 438

 

These headphones might look all shiny and cool and bling bling, but Senheiser LIE THROUGH THEIR TEETH on the delivery. The volume response is terrible (all of my tracks are boosted to twice the output), for me to listen comfortably i have to pump these...

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Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: konan (cnet.com.au)

Sennheiser HD 438

 

i love it is the best

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Catherine (reevoo.com)

Sennheiser HD 438

 

Very good sound quality. We tested other more expensive brands and the Sennheiser HD 438 compared well. Excellent value

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

For a styling cue that garnishes attention and flaunts power, you can never go wrong with the HD 438. These headphones come with an attractive housing design while their powerful neodymium magnets ensure an excellent bass performance.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:17 - 22500Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system
Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:6.8oz

Header

Manufacturer:Sennheiser
Model:438
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sennheiser HD

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty